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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

783rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

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— In Memorium —

 
783rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 783rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) Marker
Inscription.  

At this hallowed spot, where our future brother airmen are fledged, we, the surviving members of the 783rd Bomb Sqdn. (H) of the 465th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, consecrate this moment: 1100 Hours, 25 Sep 1983, to those brave and dedicated members of our unique fraternity who flew their final mission against the enemy from Pantanella Air Base, Italy, during World War II.

May their heroic sacrifice continue to inspire those who carry on the mission of peace in defense of the skies that canopy free nations.


 
Erected 1983 by the Surviving Members of the 783rd Bomb Squadron (H).
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 0.979′ N, 104° 51.31′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is in the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, on Parade Loop west of Stadium Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
783rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 783rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) Marker on Memorial Wall
distance of this marker. 379th Bomb Group (H) (here, next to this marker); World War II Glider Pilots (here, next to this marker); 306th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 95th Bomb Group H (here, next to this marker); 492nd Bomb Group (H) & 801st Bomb Group (P) (here, next to this marker); 416th Bombardment Group (L) (here, next to this marker); 20th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Must have a valid ID to enter the USAF Academy grounds.
 
Also see . . .
1. 783rd Bomb Squadron. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 465th Bomb Group (H) 15th Airforce History. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of the 783rd Bomb Squadron (H). (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. World War II veteran [James Eisenstock] recalls B-24 missions over Europe (Mass Live, 2019). (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. A salute to Uncle Harry, World War II B24 pilot (Montrose Press, 2017). (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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